Tag Archives: mountain life

Don’t be a Dumb-Dumb. My Commute Home

May 2018- Sunday evening; five p.m. I was just trying to commute home on our alpine edged mountain highways to Big Bear Lake. There had been almost no traffic leaving the Los Angeles area, I picked up my organic rotisserie chicken for the two hour drive and faster then you can say free range chicken …

In This Concrete Jungle

Some people may love Los Angeles The Getty, Disneyland, Griffin Park, Pacific Ocean, blah blah blah. I’m obviously not one of those people. don’t get me wrong, I’m happy as a clam when I’m safe at home at six thousand feet among the pines and the fresh alpine scented air in my mountain get away but …

That time I was stranded in the forest with a bunch of drunk hicks…. What I mean is, every day….

Living in the mountains has its ups and downs. I love the winter snow storms. I can stay curled up inside with my two cats for days, making soup, reading, yelling at cats, and watching horse racing on TVG. The summers in the mountains are just as peaceful. If I could I would spend everyday …

The Magic of Henna

I’m thirty five years old and now I can say I have smothered my hair in cow dung. Happy birthday to me? I celebrated my thirty fifth birthday with an absolutely phenomenal home made crab curry my boyfriend made from scratch. It was a relaxing evening at home having cocktails with our friend and neighbor …

Vegan Mango Curry with Rice Noodles and Cashews

It’s mid August and I’m camping at over seven thousand feet and I’m freezing cold. Seriously! Yes, that is right; I said August! What is with this summer that does not actually feel like summer? I’m ready for those summer days of swimming in crisp alpine lakes, but the water not being so cold that it makes me …